Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Odds and Ends

+ With "Battlestar" coming to an end, everyone wants to jump on the bandwagon, including the United Nations -- those media whores. Just kidding. Anyway, Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, David Eick and Ron Moore spoke about the series yesterday about issues relating to both the UN and the show, namely human rights, terrorism, children and armed conflict, and reconciliation of faiths. The webcast, which I completely missed despite PB reader Crone51 kindly reminding me it was on, is archived on the UN webcast site.

+ Speaking of great world leaders, Stephen Colbert interviewed Neil Gaiman on Monday. Colbert, bless him, is clearly a fanboy:

+ Another former Nerd Man of the Month Jonathan Coulton has a saucy new song up on his site. It's called Blue Sunny Day and it's about a sad vampire.

+ And as a nice little bookend on yesterday's post about the new SyFy Channel, here's io9's list of "25 Other Names the Sci-Fi Channel Could Rebrand With." Some of my favorites:

* We're Worried That You're Still In Your Mom's Basement Because That's Not Really The Demographic We're Looking For Channel

* Would It Kill You To Wear A Button-Down Shirt Once In Awhile Channel

* The Look, Just Fuck Off Geeks, We Don't Want Your Kind Round Here Network

* The Ladies, It's Okay, Don't Let The Robots Scare You Off Channel



crone51 said...

I don't know which of those delicious men I am in love with more. They are quite fine together. I am , of course, talking about Gaiman and Colbert. If all men were like them the world would be ...well... a place filled with delightful men.

Liz said...

So true. This is why we need cloning.

Valkyrie said...

How about the "Now-we're-insulting-the-intelligence-of-geeks-AND-normal-people Channel?" I hope this isn't an example of the brilliant ideas [sic] for which executives are paid millions, whilst I can't find a job.

I weep for humanity.